Voll Damm - Damm S. A.
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Reviews by Regenpak:
3.85/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
The joke goes that when on holiday in Spain only two lines are important, the first being: "Dos cerveza por favor", and the second: "Dos mas". So I discovered this brew while on holiday in Barcelona, and this particular bottle was broght to Amsterdam by friends.
The history of this beer seems to be that German brewers moved to Barcelona and then started to brew various styles. The Voll Damm (pron. "boy damm") is Deutsches Märzenbier. The brewers used a double dose of malt in the recipe ("se duplicó la cantidad de MALTA EN LA RECETA" as it says verbatim on the label) so hence the "Voll" (full).
My 25 cl bottle showed the BB date as 06/06, but since I kept it in the fridge it was still OK. It poured an amber color, almost no head (maybe because of said date) and just a few bubbles. The smell is strong and sweet, almost caramel. It has some bitterness but is very pleasant and drinks easy. The alcohol is noticable but not on the foreground. There's just a little carbonisation.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2006 18:15:47 | More by Regenpak
More User Reviews:
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from the 330 mL can into a pint glass.
Really good smell in this one with lots of bread and an apricoty fruit note somewhere in the middle there. Maybe a bit of caramel. Very malt heavy. Touch of butterscotch or just butter bread in there as well...
The beer tastes similar but with more of that buttery character. Very smooth, but perhaps a bit cloying. Bready and malty but perhaps not enough balance in there. Alcohol comes into play as the beer warms. Not fantastic but drinkable.
Overall pretty good. Not sure I would pick it up again because it's very unbalanced.
Serving type: can
11-19-2013 09:04:32 | More by BucBasil
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.95/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
250ml bottle as a gift from Salou, Spain:
Clear amber colour with a thin lacing for a head that is slightly foamy and white in colour.
Sweet with some sticky malts & caramel. There is a lager type aroma coupled with hint of alcohol, some hops & spice.
Caramel & lots of malts, sweet with toffee & a light alcohol taste with subtle fruits as well. The taste is fairly basic but drinkable.
Sweet with a sticky mouthfeel and with a fairly thick body and medium carbonation that proceeds a dry finish.
Malt driven beer (obviously) with a strong caramel taste with some alcohol present throughout. Drinkable but not all that great and another reason why I'm not really a fan of this style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2013 08:26:30 | More by flyingpig
3.36/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours with the color of chestnut honey, with little or no head, and only a spotting of toad's eye bubbles rising from time to time. Eh.
Aroma is candied nuts, malt, cleanness. A decent replica of the classic marzen nose.
Taste is sweet at first, with loquat, starfruit, and a hint of apricot. This much fruitiness seems out of place. On the swallow, harsh bitterness sweeps in, leaving a somewhat chemical impression. Odd, to say the least.
Mouthfeel could use a bit more pop -- with the sticky sweetness that pervades much of the experience, it needs to be lighter and brisker to balance things out.
Overall, there are worse beers in Barca, but this isn't that far a step above. Drink cold, and in cool weather.
Serving type: can
08-12-2013 15:09:55 | More by ithacabaron
Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
78 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.